Australia's Most Notorious Serial Killer Ivan Milat Has Been Moved To ICU
Australia's most notorious serial killer, Ivan Milat, has been moved from prison to an intensive care unit at a Sydney hospital.
The 74-year-old has been diagnosed with cancer and he has been receiving care at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.
9News reports the man who butchered seven backpackers has had security beefed up in his hospital room.
"The Corrective Services NSW Extreme High Security Escort Unit takes high-risk and terrorism-related inmates to court and hospital," a spokeswoman told 9News when he was first hospitalised.
"These inmates are always guarded by the highly-specialised EHSEU staff who control all movements and interactions.
"Extensive security planning and assessment is undertaken before such movements occur. The inmates are searched prior to leaving prison and upon their return.
"At least one form of restraint - handcuffs or ankle cuffs - remains on high-risk inmates during medical treatment, subject to medical requirements."
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Ivan Milat was responsible for the brutal and savage murders of seven backpackers between 1989 and 1993.
The discovery of his first victims occurred in 1992, when runners came across the still decomposing remains of young British travellers Caroline Clarke and Joanne Walters in the Belanglo State Forest, New South Wales.
Walters had been stabbed 21 times in her back and 14 times in her chest, with police determining that the wounds to her spine would have left her paralysed.
Clarke had been shot in the face 10 times and detectives believe she was used as target practice.
During his trial, Milat tried to argue that there was no evidence against him and blamed the rest of his family for the murders.
Two years later, 27th July 1996, Milat was sentenced for the seven murders as well as the attempted murder and kidnapping of another person. He was given a life sentence for each victim, which has been running consecutively without the possibility of parole.
NSW Police Minister David Elliot has pleaded with Milat to confess to the crimes and give investigators details they need for ongoing investigations.
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